[Sca-cooks] kindle format or PDF?

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Mon Jul 4 13:03:08 PDT 2011


>Since I may just end up going on a downloading splurge, when 
>something is available in PDF or kindle format, What are the pros 
>and cons of each? Especially when being used on a Mac, an iPhone or 
>maybe a future IPad?

I don't have much experience with Kindle. The advantage and 
disadvantage of pdf is that the layout is fixed--you are looking at 
pictures of the pages of a book, not at something like a word 
processor file that rearranges layout according to the size of the 
window and similar constraints. For a page with images where layout 
matters, that's a definite plus. But if the pdf might be read on 
anything from a big desktop monitor to a cell phone, it mean that on 
the small screen you are either looking at a very shrunken image of 
the page, or reading a page in pieces that fit on your screen.
David Friedman

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